To be entirely honest, I made this pudding cake because I had agar-agar which I wanted to use. And since I really like to experiment with different kinds of oats recipes- I decided to give it a go.
At first, the idea was to make the oats mixture with only one flavour but I saw a photo of a two-layered Snickers cake in Instagram and my recipe concept changed entirely. I will explain in detail now about all the layers and flavours:
- The first layer is made from porridge oats with vanilla protein powder and sweetened with stevia. I also added a few hazelnut FlavDrops to enhance the flavour.
- Then, we have a melting hazelnut center made with as much hazelnut tahini as you can eat (because it is soooo delicious). I got mine from Theia’s tahini
- The second layer is again made from porridge oats, powdered peanut butter and stevia to achieve the “Snickers” flavour.
- I topped it with some greek yogurt, vanilla essence and honey (or alternatively, you can add hazelnut flavdrops).
- And strawberries! Because why not?! But you can add whatever fruit you want to.
It is really important to base our meals on protein, carbs and fats. This is because our body needs them all to function properly and to keep us satiated until our next meal.
Proteins (& Amino acids) are the building blocks of all cells- brain, muscle, skin, hair, nails. It is usually found in meat, dairy and some plant-based foods such as legumes, seeds and grains.
Carbohydrates ARE NOT the enemy!! They provide fuel for the brain (Central Nervous System) and fuel for all our cells as well. Carbs are found in grain foods. For example. bread, rice, quinoa, fruit, pasta, etc.
Some people underestimate the importance of fats, and some avoid fat overall, because they think it will make them fat. Please remember, dietary fat DOES NOT lead to fat in the body. Healthy fats are actually vital to the proper function of many metabolic processes. It is important for absorption of fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, K, D.
The general recommendation (for healthy individuals) is to balance their nutrients based on percentages of their daily calories:
- Carbohydrates: 45-65%
- Proteins: 10-35%
- Fats: 20-35%
Important: This is not true for every single person. Nutrition is person-centred and you should not take anything for the absolute truth until you have had a session with a relevant healthcare practitioner.
INGREDIENTS & METHOD:
In a small saucepan, mix the ingredients above. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until the mixture thickens (Takes about 2-3 minutes).
Add 6-7g #agaragar and stir for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Divide the mixture in 2 cups.
✨For the vanilla layer: add 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder and mix.
Then, get a small bowl and line it with foil (see my reel to see what I mean). Put the peanut butter mixture first. Then put 1 tbsp hazelnut tahini and top with the vanilla mixture. Leave in the fridge overnight.
⚖️ Balanced breakfast with simple and complex carbs, healthy fats, protein and important micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and antioxidants)⚖️